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Can SUPERHOT inspire you to create something great? All you have to do is #MAKEITSUPERHOT

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SUPERHOT arrived earlier this year to critical acclaim, we stood still for awhile, but now it's time to start moving. Creators, we've got a stack of kickass prizes (over $50,000 USD), and are looking at you to heat up our day.

The Challenge


Your challenge should you choose to accept, is to craft a SUPERHOT inspired game, mod, addon, video or image. You have full creative freedom in what you create, just be sure to #MAKEITSUPERHOT

  • Game, mod & addon award: submissions inspired by SUPERHOT's gameplay and it's universe.
  • Arts & craft award: submissions inspired by SUPERHOT in general.
  • For inspiration: check out SUPERQOT, a Quake mod made by the SUPERHOT team and the presskit.
  • We want to see: SUPERHOT in Doom, in Skyrim, in game jams and in art, surprise us!


web howtoenter


To join the competition all you have to do is submit a SUPERHOT inspired game, mod, addon or piece of fan art before the deadline below, tag it with #MAKEITSUPERHOT and you're good as gold. We've got a presskit full of SUPERHOT art to help get you started.

  • Game developers, submit your games here.
  • Modders, submit your mod here.
  • Created a map, model or other addon, submit it here.
  • Arts and crafts submit a photo or image to your personal gallery.

web deadline


All submissions must be received on or before February 27th 12:00AM UTC.



The Prizes


Should your submission be truly SUPERHOT, fear not - you will be well rewarded. There are two prize categories depending on the type of submission you do. The breakdown is as follows:

Special Prize


  • Everyone who enters wins a copy of SUPERHOT on Steam.
  • $50,000 (USD) publishing contract selected and awarded by SUPERHOT & IMGN teams.

Games, Mods & Addons Award


  • 1st Place
    • $5,000 cash
    • 1x NVIDIA GTX 1080
    • 1x Intel i7 Processor
    • 1x Oculus Rift
    • MSI Keyboard, mouse and swag
    • GOG Swag and $60 game
    • Trophy
  • 2nd Place
    • $2,000 cash
    • 1x Intel i7 Processor
    • 1x Oculus Rift
    • MSI Keyboard, mouse & swag
    • GOG swag & $30 game
  • 3rd Place
    • $1,000 cash
    • MSI Keyboard, mouse & swag
    • GOG swag & $15 game

Arts & Crafts Awards


  • 1st Place
    • XBOX One
    • $500 cash
    • MSI Keyboard, mouse & swag
    • GOG swag & $60
    • Trophy
  • 2nd Place
    • Gear VR
    • $350 cash
    • MSI Keyboard, mouse & swag
    • GOG swag & $30 game
  • 3rd Place
    • $200 cash
    • MSI Keyboard, mouse & swag
    • GOG swag & $15 game

The Rules


  • Your entry MUST be tagged with #MAKEITSUPERHOT to be eligible.
  • No obscene or illegal content prohibited by our terms of use allowed.
  • ORIGINAL content only, you may not submit another persons work or IP under any circumstance without explicit permission. We have a presskit of content available to help get you started.
  • You are allowed to make more than one submission but spamming may result in disqualification.
  • Any submissions after the February 26th 12:00AM UTC deadline will be disqualified.
  • Judges from ModDB, SUPERHOT, and IMGN.PRO will pick the Top 3 winners in both categories.
  • The publishing contract Special Prize will be awarded at the discretion of IMGN.PRO, and is subject to their terms and conditions which can be found here.
  • You will automatically be eligible for the Special Prize by entering into either the Games & Mods or the Arts & Crafts categories. You don’t need to submit your creation twice.
  • Pre-existing content is eligible for submission in the competition.
  • While a mod/addon may alter a pre-existing game, the contents of the mod/addon itself must be wholly original.
  • Winners in all categories will be announced on ModDB before 30th March 12:00AM UTC.
  • You may advertise your entry, but spamming any community or forum is not acceptable. Getting removed/disciplined for spam on a 3rd party site may lead to judges invalidating your entry.
  • Your entry MUST be uploaded to ModDB even if it already exists on workshop.
  • Your entry MUST include install instructions, or an installer which works with the game and/or operating system it is built for.
  • All content is allowed including fan inspired, but we shall adhere to any DMCA takedown requests and will remove content if requested by the copyright holder.
  • Winners must be able to supply Mod DB with their email, home address & shipping location within a week of finishing the contest, to be eligible to receive their prize.
  • Any tax, customs, duties or other fees will be the responsibility of the competition participant.
  • Prizes will be delivered on a best effort basis, we cannot circumvent any laws or restrictions that prevent us from delivering prizes, but will attempt to deliver digital keys of an equivalent value should such a situation arise.
  • Prizes will be distributed by SUPERHOT and the competition sponsors, and neither Gamer Network or DBolical are responsible for ensuring their delivery.
  • By submitting an entry, you agree that you legally represent all of the creators and that you agree to comply with all the Rules, the Terms of Use and all decisions of the Contest Judges.
  • Mod DB, SUPERHOT & IGMN.PRO reserve the right to disqualify an entry at their discretion if they believe it has broken one or more rules of the competition.
  • By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Gamer Network, SUPERHOT, IMGN.PRO, DBolical and sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, service agencies, subsidiaries, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, investors, agents, and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss, or damage to person, including death or property, due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance from or use/misuse of a prize or participation in any promotion-related activity.
  • This Contest shall be governed as to all matters, including validity, construction and performance of the Contest General Rules, by and under the Laws of the Australia and the State of Victoria and the sole venue for resolving all questions related the rights of the Entrants and winners in this Contest shall be the courts located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • Violation of any of the above terms will disqualify you from the competition.

We're looking forward to seeing the awesome submissions our community contributes to this great competition. For more information and to see what you are up against, head on over to the official MAKEITSUPERHOT event page. Good luck challengers!

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INtense! Staff
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WhyNott
WhyNott

Can I create an indev Moddb page before my mod is completed, or do I have to finish it first (to a downloadable state) and only then can I make a submission?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

You can make a page and link it before it is completed, but it wont be eligible to win until there is a playable download

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WhyNott
WhyNott

Okay, thanks!

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Executor-64-
Executor-64-

the contest is all over the internet too just seen it on gog and steam x)
"superhot developers and moddb have joined forces" lol wut

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Gmodero
Gmodero

If I make a map, do I have to make the animations? Or I just put the models and then I explain the paths and animations that will they follow?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

As long as it is playable, it is eligible. Obviously polish and completeness will help to win

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Gmodero
Gmodero

Okya, thanks you very much!

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CelticDragonStudio
CelticDragonStudio

Is there a limit to what engine we can use or can we use what ever we like

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Use whatever you want - unity, unreal, source, something custom. As long as we can play your submission is the main thing!

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CelticDragonStudio
CelticDragonStudio

OK thanks

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tomula1484741981
tomula1484741981

"you may not submit another persons work or IP under any circumstance without explicit permission." Those words "explicit permission" are givving me headache. Can i use for example royalty-free music into mine game?

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WhyNott
WhyNott

I'm not staff, but I imagine that someone releasing their work as royalty-free counts as "explicit permission"

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yes a royalty free license generally does mean that

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kaoskongo
kaoskongo

Is it ok to use music from the game soundtrack itself?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yes, if the music is royalty free then that means their licence has given you permission to use it.

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Mr.ModB
Mr.ModB

i always wanted to join those fantastic contesst but..
"No can do" said battlefield 2 player

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Mr.ModB
Mr.ModB

i got ideas but i can't apply any from of it because i am not a programer or a game maker
Good luck !

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LocustQ
LocustQ

#1
SUPERQOT

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

SUPERQOT is awesome, but it was listed as an example and isn't eligible to win.

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ermaccer
ermaccer

How the money awards are handled? I mean, how winners get them.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

You will need to read all the rules above as they specify this. I cannot comment since prizing is handled by the SUPERHOT teams and respective sponsors, not us.

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Guest
Guest

Are the games and mods only allowed to be digital or are tabletop games eligible as well?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Tabletop is eligible, we have both arts and craft prizes and game prizes. If it is a game it'll be in the game category - but remember the judges will need to be able to play your tabletop game somehow!

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Pixelrobin
Pixelrobin

If we make a seperate game, are we encouraged to use a similar art style to Superhot's or our own?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

You can make the game be any style you want, but we will be judging games on how much they fit the "SUPERHOT" vibe, so if it is completely unrelated that won't be graded as high

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The_GrimReaper
The_GrimReaper

Hope mine gets at least 1-3rd place, Best to luck to all :D

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kekuncias
kekuncias

Good luck to everyone!

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BigLez
BigLez

SUPERHOT Mod for Half-Life, F.E.A.R., or Doom anyone?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yes to all!

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corbinbareny
corbinbareny

Can we use the HTC VIVE?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Of course, SUPERHOT works on VIVE afterall

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Guest
Guest

Damn I knew I shouldn't have given up on my mod making projects...

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MrTek
MrTek

Rip

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Never too late!

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MrTek
MrTek

Good luck!

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MrTek
MrTek

SUPER

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MrTek
MrTek

HOT

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Merser433
Merser433

Is it okay to use extracted assets from superhot in a game that's only being made for this competition?

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Merser433
Merser433

Whatever.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yes it is

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Passerine
Passerine

Christ, Superhot was such a cynical cashgrab. I like how you chose a game that doesn't actually have mod support for this competition.

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juanalejog3
juanalejog3

Al countries?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yes all countries. The rules outline all of this (so please read them) as I cannot advise, but prizes will be issued with best effort. Any taxes or rules that your country of origin impose will be your responsibility to resolve.

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Guest
Guest

do we have to work alone or are small teams allowed?

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XanT Author
XanT

Teams are absolutely allowed :) But in the event you win prizes it will be upto you how the prizes are allocated to the team members.

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MaiNaym
MaiNaym

I was very excited to start a project for this, especially since Superhot is a favorite of mine. Got my planning and concept art for a brand new game, then I read this in the terms and conditions - "IMGN.PRO will have the right to not choose a winner, which will result in contest not being resolved."

Nevermind, lol

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Just that particular prize, because it is a massive undertaking to publish a game. The rest of the prizes will be resolved I can assure you, but understand your reasoning if this isn't for you.

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Merser433
Merser433

"All content is allowed including fan inspired, but we shall adhere to any DMCA takedown requests and will remove content if requested by the copyright holder."
Does that mean that it's okay to use sounds from other games if their devs aren't very eager about hunting people down for doing so? I'd like to use some sounds from half-life 2, cuz apparently the whole internet doesn't have good free metal impact sounds

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

What it means is that you are allowed, but if we were to receive a takedown notice we would adhere to it, as unlikely as that might be. Also mods generally have full access to all assets in the original game, so that is fine

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